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Tuesday’s Art Notes

'reOrder' at the the Brooklyn Museum

“reOrder” in the Great Hall of the Brooklyn Museum is a “space-altering, site-specific architectural installation” created by Situ Studio and the first phase of the Brooklyn Museum’s project for a 10,000-square-foot colonnaded hall. Photograph courtesy of Keith Sirchio via the Brooklyn Museum.

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A modern art museum, the Collection Lambert in southern France, said protesters destroyed a photograph by American artist Andres Serrano, “Immersion (Piss Christ),” on Sunday, via the Gaurdian.

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New scholarship and an exhibit at the J. Paul Getty Museum suggest that more Chinese people were active as photographers in the 19th century than previously thought, via the Wall Street Journal.

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Sebastian Smee, art critic of the Boston Globe, was awarded Monday the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. The Pulitzer board pointed to Smee’s “vivid and exuberant writing about art” and his knack for “bringing great works to life with love and appreciation,” via the Boston Globe.

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On the heels of the Philadelphia Orchestra filing for bankruptcy, the Los Angeles Times surveys of some of the most recent classical and operatic fiscal tragedies.

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Chicago’s 25-year-old reggae institution, the Wild Hare, is closing May 15. Owner Zeleke Gessesse will close his legendary club, which hosted Jimmy Cliff, Toots and the Maytals and many others, and open a new one in his home country of Ethiopia, via the Chicago Tribune.

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